[nmglug] How do I get the text content only from a website?

Andrew Farnsworth farnsaw at stonedoor.com
Tue Jul 22 09:09:31 PDT 2008

VA wrote:
> Does WGET have the option to obtain only the text of the webpage only?
> The recursive downloading option allows me to create the website 
> locally, but I want the content (the text) only, from all html's on 
> the site in one text (ascii) file. 
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Virginia
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Use WGET in conjunction with HTML2TXT or HTML2RTF depending on what you 
are really trying to do and then just CAT them together.  A bit of 
scripting around these tools should get you a single command line that 
will give you a complete

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